80 Years of Engineering Excellence

About Thwaites


Built To Be The Best, Built To Last.

Thwaites remain a privately owned and independent specialist, dedicated to the design and manufacture of site dumpers. When you choose Thwaites you are safe, compliant, competitive and part of a heritage of owners and operators who love their Thwaites dumper.

Why not take a look at the engineering excellence and pride that is manufactured into each and every Thwaites dumper.


80 years of success

Exclusively designed and manufactured at our Leamington Spa, Warwickshire factory. Thwaites are proud that for over 80 years, and from the same site, we continue to engineer solutions for the plant hire and construction markets on five continents and in over 70 countries.

Thwaites blend the very latest laser cutters and robot welders, with the cleanest, most efficient paint spraying processes. A highly skilled team of time-served craftsmen, ensure Thwaites dumpers are consistently at the forefront of safety, design and development. 

Thwaites offer a range of quality, reliable site dumpers, from 1 tonne to 9 tonne capacity. All built to exacting standards with hirers and contractors in mind. At every stage of the manufacturing process, each component has to pass the most stringent tests. Once assembled, all dumpers go through a comprehensive pre-despatch inspection prior to being delivered to either the Thwaites distributor or the final customer. 


Quality Counts

With the highest safety standards and fewer breakdowns or repairs, owning and operating a Thwaites dumper will reduce your costs and improve margins. Thwaites dumpers are built to last, so when it is time to ‘trade-in’, you also benefit from market leading residuals. 

Thwaites dumpers go to market via a distribution model and each Thwaites distributor reflects the values of the brand. In the UK we partner exclusively with 12 of the leading family owned plant sales businesses. Each of these – prior to being selected as partners – will have completed a careful and considered process before they become an authorised Thwaites distributor.

Around the world Thwaites dumpers are available on five continents and in over 70 countries.

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A Family Business

Basil Thwaites founded the company in 1937, the business initially designed and manufactured agricultural machinery. After 1947 Thwaites began production of construction equipment including dumpers. This established an enduring relationship with the construction market which remains to this day.

Since the early 1960’s the Wills family have been involved in guiding and developing the company.  In 1994, after a 50 year relationship, the family further increased its ownership and stake holding.

Today the Wills family remains actively involved in the business, ensuring that the Thwaites name is as renowned and recognised by today’s generation of dumper owners and operators, as it has throughout the company’s 84 year history.


Exclusively dumpers

The Thwaites name is synonymous with the best-quality dumpers on the market. Advanced design and investment in tooling provide today’s customers with the very best products at the cutting edge of technology. This means more than just the strength and reliability you know you can expect from Thwaites; it means an increased focus on customer satisfaction, safety and ergonomics across the range.